Inpatients with COPD exacerbations have better outcomes with noninvasive than invasive mechanical ventilation
Inpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations who received noninvasive ventilation (NIV) had better outcomes than those who received invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), a study found.
This issue features stories on ICU care, resident training, and perioperative care for cancer patients, among others. ... Solutions are at hand, however, as studies suggest that having discussions with family about care preferences, training clinicians
The 2017 Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, published in the March 2017 issue of Critical Care Medicine, announced the Campaign's adoption of the Sepsis-3 definition of sepsis as ... If physicians do not follow these SEP-1 definitions, a
Specialty: Pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Something I wished I'd learned in medical school: We were trained to be very clinical and detached in our relationships with our patients. ... As my practice went along, I became more involved in
corticosteroids. Results were published in the November 2014 Critical Care Medicine. Overall, the patients had similar 30-day mortality rates: 35.5% in the steroid group versus 34.9% in controls. ... Patients in the usual care group had treatment
We ventilate patients differently, we give them less blood. Understanding of critical care has evolved, and our treatment has evolved,” Dr. ... 4%, compared to 28.8% when the regulations began, according to results published by the American Journal of
Results were published in the August 2010 Critical Care Medicine. A pooled OR indicated no overall mortality/clinical response benefit with combination therapy (OR, 0.856; 95% CI, 0.71 to ... The results are interesting because they run counter to the
The results confirm that hospitalists have become the major and often sole providers of critical care services in many hospitals without robust intensivist support, said the study authors, who called for ... In a recent survey, about three-quarters of
take care of the next person or the next situation that I'm walking into. ... Then other hospitals and people from other facilities read the article in the [February 2014] Critical Care Nurse journal, and they started contacting me and implementing
advance care plan,. VAP prevention (head elevation), and. CRBSI prevention (CVC insertion protocol). ... Kirkland is a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a critical care specialist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.